Kuwaiti humanitarian relief is globally distinct - minister
KUWAIT-- Humanitarian relief efforts by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) are distinguished at the global level, Kuwait's Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah said on Wednesday.
He made the remarks on the sidelines of his visit to the association's headquarters, where he met with Chairman of the Board of Directors Barjas Hamoud Al-Barjas and inspected humanitarian and relief activities by the body aimed at supporting relief work around the world, said a ministry statement.
He added that KRCS' operations room, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, "is of high international standards," and that it "carries out its work in collaboration with several specialized international humanitarian organizations." "These efforts are commended, and add to the many accomplishments of Kuwait on the scale of humanitarian work" he said.
During his meeting with KRCS chief Al-Barjas, both sides discussed cooperation in the field of media and youth, amid KRCS' successful role in harbouring Kuwaiti volunteers in their programmes.
Sheikh Salman went on to praise the role of HH the Amir, and honorary KRCS President, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his support of global humanitarian initiatives. HH the Amir's decision to host a recently-concluded international conference in support of the humanitarian situation in Syria is clear evidence of this, he said.
For his part, Al-Barjas said he was delighted at the visit of Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud and his accompanying delegation, describing the visit as "crucial." "This visit has nothing to do with political matters, but is related to assisting human beings wherever they may be - this is what the people of Kuwait are known for, even before the society's (KRCS) founding," he said.
Kuwait's Red Crescent was established in 1966.